(BLOOMINGTON) – City of Bloomington officials received no reports of employees’ having received positive results of COVID-19 viral tests since employee cases were last announced on Thursday, February 11.
Since the start of the pandemic, 71 positive COVID-19 viral test results have been reported by City workers, including those employed by the municipal corporations that operate the water utility (City of Bloomington Utilities) and transit system (Bloomington Transit) and public housing (Bloomington Housing Authority). Sixteen total cases were reported during the eight months from March through October 2020. That monthly rate rose more than eight-fold in November, when 17 cases were reported within the single month, and rose another 29% in December (22 cases). January saw the monthly rate decline 41% to 13 positive cases, and in February, there have only been three employee COVID-19 cases. Data about COVID-19 cases among City employees, in the county, the state and the nation is presented at this online dashboard. Other City-related updates about the COVID-19 pandemic are assembled here.
The City of Bloomington is committed to sharing information about how its operations and workforce are affected by this public health emergency and will continue to provide weekly updates about confirmed cases among staff while protecting employees’ privacy.